Amidst the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act’s usual mix of bloat and fiscal irresponsibility resides a greater omission: Congress continues to evade its responsibility to oversee the nation’s wars.
Fareed Zakaria assails many of the leading arguments for why we should be panicked by China’s growing wealth and power. If the United States continues on its present course, he warns, it is setting itself up for a costly failure.
U.S. commitments to allies and security partners are bound to come into conflict, as has happened with the Turks and the Syrian Kurds. These relationships should be constantly scrutinized, and adapted to strategic realities.